|Persimmon trees, four, I think|
He took a shovel and with one scoop got about a dozen trees, all growing at the base of these larger trees. He had the pots below all ready for me and asked how many I wanted. Four seemed like enough. It gives me room to kill some of these below. He even potted the tiny trees.
|baby Persimmon trees|
Remember the Alley Garden? One of the guys at the dinner asked me if I wanted persimmon trees. Yes, I did. He asked for my number and said he would give it to the guy with the persimmon trees. I hesitated to give him my number, but only for a second. Then, a guy called and told me he was a friend of this guy that owned the apartment complex. That was a shock--that he owned the apt building.
Below, are pictures from this guy's gardens. He has garden plots all over the place. I just had to take pictures of the home where my persimmon trees lived before I got them. I did not capture half his garden spots.
beans in first garden
4th garden area
grape vines? fifth garden area
Now, I need to learn how to grow persimmon trees. Although I have picked persimmons and eaten them all my life, I know nothing about anything special they require. He said to leave them in the pots for about three years. Sounds good to me.
three squash plants he gave me
See the blossom on the right. I saw that, thought it was a yellowed leaf and it was dying. The cataracts need to go. I love squash. He said he germinated too many seeds and was just giving these away. Nice. Thanks!
When I told him I made pepper jelly, he said he did, too. He loves pepper jelly, so I will give him some of that since he asked for it, so at least I know he will like it. I had offered to buy the trees, so he said he would like jelly.
He promised me a yellow Canna. I hope to get a cutting from a muscadine vine.
Has anyone grown persimmon trees? Any advice? Do you love to eat persimmons as much as I do? Have you ever accidentally eaten an under ripe persimmon? Isn't his place beautiful?